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1. (WO2018102292) LOW ATTENUATION OPTICAL FIBER CABLE WITH SMALL SIZED ACTIVE PARTICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102292    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063412
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G02B 6/04
G02B 6/44
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
BRINGUIER, Anne Germaine
Inventors: BRINGUIER, Anne Germaine
BOOKBINDER, Dana Craig
HALL, Donald Kennedy
KOUZMINA, Inna Igorevna
LI, Ming-Jun
SEDDON, David Alan
TANDON, Pushkar
TANDON, Ruchi
Title: LOW ATTENUATION OPTICAL FIBER CABLE WITH SMALL SIZED ACTIVE PARTICLES
Abstract:
A low attenuation optical cable is provided. The cable includes an outer cable jacket and at least one buffer tube surrounded by the cable jacket. The cable includes a plural number of optical fibers located within the channel of the at least one buffer tube. The cable includes small sized active particles located within the buffer tube, and an average maximum outer dimension of the active particles within the buffer tube is ≤ 50 microns. The small sized active particles reduce microbending-based attenuation otherwise seen with larger sized active particles, particularly within densely packed buffer tubes.